Commitment to Inclusive Excellence – A University President’s Perspective

Renu Khator
Chancellor and President
University of Houston System/University of Houston


Sanjay Gupta is the Eli & Edythe L. Broad Dean of the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He joined the Broad College in 2007 as the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor of Accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems. He was appointed associate dean for MBA and professional master’s programs in July 2012. Previously, he held positions in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, including the first Henry & Horne Professorship in Accountancy, Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholars, and faculty director of the master of accountancy and information systems and the master of taxation programs.

Gupta has been recognized by the Broad College’s Executive MBA Class of 2010 with the Faculty Excellence Award, and by the Arizona Society of CPAs with the Accounting Education Innovation Award and the Outstanding Educator Award.

Gupta’s research focuses on corporate and individual tax policy issues. He has written extensively on corporate tax burdens, corporate responses to changes in tax incentives, and the interaction of taxes and financial reporting. He has been published in leading tax and accounting journals. His research on the political economy of corporate taxation and state corporate tax issues has been cited in media, in court cases and at public policy forums. He has consulted for the Big Four public accounting firms, the U.S. government, international consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies, and has also served as an expert witness. He serves on multiple advisory boards and on AACSB Accreditation Review Teams for various business schools.

Gupta received his doctorate from Michigan State University, a master of accountancy from Bowling Green State University, a bachelor of laws from Calcutta University in India and a bachelor of commerce from the University of Mumbai. He holds non-practicing certifications as a CPA and a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.